Discovering Northwest Myanmar

bsacbob

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Great collection of video blogs thanks for taking the time to put them up.
 

Snakeboy

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Great to watch your videos, very interesting to see from Myanmar and very professional videos, music, editing etc. Thanks for sharing!
 

Joko_Londo

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Well, the loop through Chin, Sagaing, Kachin and Mandalay had come to an end a couple days ahead of schedule. Needing someplace to get out of the sweltering Mandalay hear, the hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin was the obvious choice. I'd ridden the Mandalay-POL road on previous journeys, and I remembered it as being one of the most interesting rides in all Myanmar. It's a divided highway, very wide at points, but yet twisting and turning with lots of interesting stuff to see along the way.

Zach at MandalayMotorbike.com (visit their site here...) recommended I check out a road along the way which leads up to a lake and then beyond to higher mountains.

This map isn't too precise in showing where the turnoff is. Look for the Aung Yadanar Hotel. It's there.

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Wow! What a road on which to make my last significant ride of this 2800 km journey. Unfortunately, I got turned back at a security gate near the dam. I should have just kept going. The attendant was sleeping when I passed through the gate.

Enjoy the video which continues the bluegrass music theme...

 

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2wheels

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Good to have you back J-L.
I had feared you had abandoned us with our noses stuck inside "Burmese Days"!
Pity you couldn't get to the lake but at least you finished the tour on a cool, wet day.
Thanks for sharing.
 

Joko_Londo

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The chronicle of the trip isn't over quite yet. In fact, I've got a bit bored with finishing up the videos.. I'd rather post a video of more recent exploits. I have a new girlfriend.
 

bsacbob

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NIce conclusion, gives us an insight into stuff not normally seen in Myanmar
 

oldbloke

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Ahhh. the Mandalay-Maymyo Road!! The first time I did that was in 1978, crammed into an open WW2 vintage Jeep - the road was single lane most of the way. I remember admiring a couple of BSA singles that were puttering along the road. Simpler times. The Botanical gardens were free; the accommodation was in the appropriated Teak Company House; and our waiter kindly offered to find us good quality ganja.... :D
 
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